Communications Process for Weather Days

With the weather forecast for next week looking like it is, we want to remind families that, as a rule, we follow RRISD in terms of weather days. As soon as our administration makes the final decision, we will spread the word in the following ways:

  • Email to all parents and secondary students
  • Facebook post to Meridian page
  • Website news posting
  • Phone message via PikMyKid (for families using that service). We are trialing a new phone messaging system, but it may not be set up by next week.
Distance Learners: Special Zoom Assembly Thursday, February 18 at 8 am
Meridian students will attend special assemblies next Thursday as Meridian choir participants share their beautiful rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing, known as the Black National Anthem. Students, parents, staff and alumni recorded the song individually, and the piece was compiled by former parent and volunteer John Griswell.

For our students in distance learning: a special Zoom link will be shared with you; you will log in to that Zoom link at 8 am on Thursday instead of your regularly scheduled morning meeting.
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Asynchronous Day Friday

The next asynchronous learning day will be Friday, February 12. As we did on our last asynchronous day, there will be no live Zoom classes on that day. We ask that students stay home where possible. This will give our teachers a chance to plan for upcoming lessons and work on some ongoing professional development. 

If, however, your child needs to be on campus that day, we will have staff onsite to monitor students while they complete work via their individual devices. Please complete this form by 8 am Thursday, February 11 for each child who will require on-campus supervision so that we know how many staff members we will need to supervise our students.

And don't forget that Monday, February 15 is a student holiday!
Requests for Temporary Distance Learners

For our on-campus students, a temporary move to distance learning can be helpful during a short-term illness and a necessity if quarantining is required. It is not to be used as a general convenience. 

To be approved, requests must meet multiple criteria:*

• Medical need (doctor’s note, need for quarantining) 
• Duration of absence (at least three days)
• Timely notification of need (at least one day prior to switch)

If you need to request temporary distance learning for your child, please submit this form at least one day prior to the expected switch.

*5th grade requests may be more readily approved due to the structure of learning in 5th grade.
Look for Lunch Bunch links, lesson plans, and more from our Primary Counselors.
Our latest Counselor Speaker Series video comes out soon, featuring Megan Ibanez of Georgetown Child and Family Counseling.

She speaks on "Grief and Children: Understanding and Supporting our Loved Ones"

Look for the video February 24!
Upcoming Events At-A-Glance
  • February Cafeteria Calendar: Breakfast and Lunch and Distance Learning menus
  • Student Holiday 2/15
  • Student Assembly 2/18
  • Asynchronous Learning Days: February 12, March 5, April 30
HELPFUL EMAILS
Melissa Reese, Campus Principal
Ashley Larkey, Assistant Principal, Grades K,2,4
Beverly Al-Tabatabaie, Assistant Principal, Gr 1,3,5
Nancy Spence, Counselor 3-5
Staci Louth, Counselor K-2
Susan Mais, Primary Special Education Coordinator
Leah Lieurance, PYP Coordinator
Emily Murray, Primary Attendance
Giving (Annual Fund & Car Decals)
Leslie Sterzinger, Chef & Food Services Director